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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    London (decorated)

  • Date:

    1740-1750 (made)
    ca. 1760 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    O'Neale, J. H. (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall D.S.O. through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 7

This dish was exported as a blank from Jingdezhen to be decorated in Europe. Irish artist Jefferyes H. O'Neale (1734-1801), a miniature painter and draughtsman, painted the black and green enamel classical decoration on this dish. He was a famed decorator and worked with Chelsea, Worcester and Bow factories as well as the London workshops of Josiah Wedgwood and possibly James Giles.

Physical description

Porcelain, decorated with two figures among classical ruins; on the left a statue on a pedestal; on the right three classical statues. Overdecorated in London by J. H. O'Neale in the workshop of James Giles ca. 1760

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
London (decorated)


1740-1750 (made)
ca. 1760 (decorated)


O'Neale, J. H. (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels


Diameter: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain, decorated with two figures among classical ruins, Jingdezhen, China, 1740-1750; overdecorated in London by J. H. O'Neale in the workshop of James Giles ca. 1760

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)





Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Columns; Ruins; Figures; Statue


Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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